"My job is to set the culture and set the expectations and then the players really focus on the chemistry and it's a really tight knit group," he said. "This is the closest team I've ever been associated with. I like how they push each other."
"There's some stability that comes with writing Jose's name in the lineup every single day," manager A.J. Hinch said, "and to think that he's going to be the franchise player for years to come is good for him, it's good for the organization, it's obviously good for me as a manager and most importantly is good for his teammates because he's the most reliable player I've ever been around."